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VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Register Now!

Hi Everyone, I am really excited to announce that registration for the the new VCAP6 Deployment Labs is available now through Pearson Vue, with a first appointment date of June 15, 2016 . The following Lab Exams are available now for registration: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data C...

Jun 10, 2016 12:21:27 AM

Enhancements to the VM Tools Version-Mapping File

VMware ESXi GA releases, and certain patch releases, include VMware Tools installers for the most common guest OSs. A helpful resource that customers have used to map ESXi releases to VM Tools versions is available online at: Since the decoupling of Tool...

Jun 10, 2016 12:14:15 AM

Log Insight for NSX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

(Ed. Note: Got a question not covered here? Post them in the comment and we’ll add them.) Q: What was announced? A: VMware announced that all users with a NSX 6.2.3 (and beyond) license are now entitled to vRealize Log Insight for NSX at no additional charge. Read the full NSX 6.2.3 announcement ...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:48 PM

Gain Deep Insight Into Your NSX Network While Simplifying Management and Operations

We’re excited to announce that VMware NSX, version 6.2.3, is now available for all customers with active support. As we evolve the NSX platform, we continue to place a high degree of emphasis on helping customers operationalize NSX, speed-up deployment, and integrate with more systems from our NS...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:09 PM

5 Database Monitoring Solutions for vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Databases are one of the most critical layers in the modern IT stack, making database monitoring a necessity. The need for comprehensive and proactive performance monitoring only increases with virtualization; critical memory and CPU resources are shared with virtual mac...

Jun 10, 2016 10:00:24 AM

New VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2016-0007 and VMSA-2016-0008

Today VMware has released the following new security advisories: VMSA-2016-0007 – VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability. VMSA-2016-0008 – VMware vRealize Log Insight addresses important and moderate security issues. Information disclosure issu...

Jun 10, 2016 5:46:52 AM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: OnX Managed Services

For LBMX , processing purchase orders for customers can’t go fast enough. As the go-to resource for purchasing cooperatives, buying groups and independent members residing in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia, agility is vital. These groups, seeking to leverage the power of col...

Jun 9, 2016 4:00:16 PM

BCDR: Some Things to Consider When Upgrading Your VMware Disaster Recovery Solution

By Julienne Pham Once upon a time, you protected your VMs with VMware Site Recovery Manager, and now you are wondering how to upgrade your DR solution with minimum impact on the environment. Is it as seamless as you think? During my days in Global Support and working on customer Business Continui...

Jun 9, 2016 3:49:57 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: vRealize Operations for Horizon

On June 22nd, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar on How to Operationalize vRealize Operations for Horizon. In this session, we will demonstrate how to leverage vRealize Operations for Horizon to quickly take control of performance issues impacting End-user experience in your ...

Jun 9, 2016 2:34:13 PM

Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 6/16!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® ...

Jun 8, 2016 3:58:24 PM

A.T. Still University greatly improves firewall performance and security with cost-effective VMware NSX solution

ATSU revolutionized its schools and clinics with the cost-effective security solution, VMware NSX, which increases firewall performance, meets HIPAA compliance, automates services, and improves agility, resulting in more affordable tuition and better healthcare services. Some of the business bene...

Jun 8, 2016 12:00:36 PM

Compute Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Over the years we have watched the datacenter evolve in an effort to commoditize servers. One way this has been accomplished is through the trend of standardizing compute resources. Even as standardization becomes a common practice, datacenters are still faced with compl...

Jun 8, 2016 10:00:35 AM

Creating a Custom Topology Dashboard in vROps

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to discuss one of the most powerful and useful features of vRealize Operations Manager: custom dashboards. For this blog, we will be focusing on the Topology Graph widget and how to use it in your own custom dashboards. The widget provides a quick ov...

Jun 7, 2016 7:00:27 PM

Public Clouds Leverage Extreme Automation To Drive Growth

Extreme Automation also the Key to Successful Private Clouds A couple of recent articles in the past few weeks on TechTarget caught my eye. One article, “SAP Cloud embrace helps feed the beast for AWS, Azure”, was focused on the news that both AWS and Azure had just certified SAP Hana on their cl...

Jun 6, 2016 7:01:02 PM

What Can I Do with My Leftover SPP Credits?

By Matt Kwok , Business Planning Leader for Cloud Services, VMware While many customers are familiar with the benefits of VMware’s Subscription Purchasing Program (covered in previous posts ), one question I am commonly asked is, “What can I do with vCloud Air if I only have a few SPP credits lef...

Jun 6, 2016 4:17:42 PM

VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available

We’re pleased to announce that VMware integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available. For more information, read Pete Cruz’s blog on the VIO blog-site. OpenStack 2.5 For those of you not familiar, VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 enables IT administrators to deploy and manage a production grade OpenSta...

Jun 6, 2016 10:10:33 AM



Top Mobile News: We’re Making EMM & IoT History

Breaking EMM news! VMware AirWatch was named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). This is the first time in the history of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM that a single vendor placed highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of ...

Jun 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Getting the Most Out of Your VMware Horizon FLEX Administrator Console

By Chris White, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware Hey! Looking for that next level of administration information in VMware Horizon FLEX ? Frustrated by having to open policies or entitlements by way of the Horizon FLEX console? Well, have I got a secre...

Jun 10, 2016 4:32:55 PM

VMware Horizon Service Installer for NSX – Building Up a Secured Desktop Infrastructure

By Sam Zhao, Manager, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware and Tristan Todd, VMware alumnus In an earlier blog, A Deep Dive into VMware Horizon 6 with NSX , Tristan Todd, a VMware alumnus, introduced some VMware technologies that offer wide-ranging capabilities and ...

Jun 10, 2016 3:09:34 PM

Configuring VMware Identity Manager and VMware vRealize Automation 7 Using SAML Integration

By Peter Bjork, Principal Systems Engineer, EMEA End-User-Computing Practice, VMware With the support of Benoit Sarda, Professional Services Organization Consultant in France, VMware This blog post explains how to configure VMware Identity Manager as the identity provider (IdP) in VMware vRealize...

Jun 10, 2016 7:32:20 AM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

AirWatch positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision. For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enter...

Jun 9, 2016 2:57:26 PM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management ] The independent research firm’s Magic Quadrant market report p...

Jun 9, 2016 2:53:45 PM

The Power of User Experience Thinking: Small Change Creates Big Impact for McDonald’s

Over the past several quarters, McDonald’s seems to have reversed course by beating analyst profit and sales expectations. During the latest earnings call , CEO Steve Easterbrook attributed success to a few factors, including all-day breakfast. But another factor Easterbrook mentioned could seem ...

Jun 8, 2016 1:19:47 PM

Boxer Co-Founder: The Secret of Our Mobile UX Success

LAST CHANCE: Join EUC Insights 2016, happening now! My longtime colleague and friend, Andrew Eye (now VP of product strategy for mobile at VMware) and I co-founded the mobile email application Boxer four years ago. At the time, we were tired of the cumbersome email process. Our coworkers felt the...

Jun 6, 2016 8:00:54 PM

New Podcast: The Accidental Start-up that Reinvented Mobile Email

In episode five of the Echo ONE podcast, we sit down with the “accidental entrepreneur” who reinvented mobile email. Andrew Eye, founder of popular mobile email app, Boxer , shares his unique start-up story. We dive into how Boxer was one of the first apps to use Big Data and analytics in its dev...

Jun 6, 2016 6:38:55 PM

VMware Horizon 7 & FlexPod Data Center: Rethinking Desktop Transformation

For six years, enterprises around the world have depended on FlexPod as their converged infrastructure of choice for delivering mission-critical workloads with greater performance, agility and economic value. In the first five years alone, over 6,300 customers deployed the platform, supported by ...

Jun 6, 2016 1:20:26 PM




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